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Reps walkout NTI boss over poor budget defence

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Emman Ovuakporie and Johnbosco Agbakwuruw

ABUJA-THE House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education on Friday, walked-out the Nigerian Teachers Institute boss, Mr. Aminu Ladan Sarahu over poor presentation of his institute’s 2016 budget proposal.

 House of Representatives
House of Representatives

The committee headed by Rep Zakari Mohammed, APC, Baruten/ Kaima Federal Constituency apparently disturbed by the poor presentation of proposal by the NTI boss asked him to go back home and do a proper budget to be presented to the committee within the next two weeks.

The NTI boss irked the lawmakers when he told them that his Institute was tagged Basic Education, hence it was denied funds from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).

He complained that this singhular development has denied his commission the much needed funds to make it more functional.

The lawmakers baffled by Mr. Sarahu’s disposition during the presentation accused him of having bias mind typical of an unprepared chief executive and therefore ordered him to explain line-by-line what he enumerated in his proposal, since they (lawmakers) couldn’t make any sense of his document.

At this point, the committee chairman,. Zakari Mohammed politely asked the NTI boss to  excuse the committee to enable it face other serious legislative engagement, whilst directing that he put his presentation in order and return back to them.

The committee therefore adjourned the exercise sine die.




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